Re: Capacitor test results
On Thu, 6 Jun 1996 22:25:07 -0600, Tesla List
<tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>, you wrote:
>Then I removed one more gap and now had only one .030 gap across the
>capacitor. I did finally fire now but sounded weak. Definitely not the hot
>staccato machine gun like noise that I remember from a couple of months ago
>when all this started.
>Anybody have any ideas? I know C.P. just tested this cap and pronunced it
>good, but it sure doesn't look good to me.
I sounds (acts) just like my pig, cap, and gap with just
resistive (10 ohms) ballast. Without any inductive ballast, I get a
miserable gap firing. Check your ballast.
>I tested the transformer several times during all of this and it seemed fine.
> I produces a hot arc about one to one and a half inches long.
Is this your pig? With a jacobs ladder setup, I get about a 2" wide 4"
high arc that is more a flame than a bright arc. This is after it's
climbed it's ladder 2' or so.
Even off my safety gap, set to 1", I get 2" - 3" high flames. Note:
this is with the inductor in. With it out, the safety gap doesn't
fire. (220V in to the 110V tap, 7.2kV pig => 14.4kv +- )